5 of 9 people shot at Nev. IHOP were Guard members

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- An official says five of the nine people who were shot by a gunman at an IHOP restaurant in Nevada were members of the Nevada National Guard.

Nevada National Guard spokeswoman April Conway says all five uniformed Guard members who were in the restaurant at the time were shot. Two have died -- one man and one woman.

Conway also says there's no indication the shooter had any connection with the Guard. The restaurant is about four miles from the Guard's headquarters complex.

Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong says the man had a rifle and began shooting in and around the IHOP restaurant in a strip mall Tuesday morning. He wounded a total of six people and killed a third person who was not a Guard member.

Furlong says the gunman also shot himself and was transported to a Reno hospital, where he died.

No names were released.